Engqvist answers the call again


Centre Andreas Engqvist has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs – four days after the Montreal Canadiens returned him to the American Hockey League team.

Engqvist had been paged by the National Hockey League team on Jan. 24 and returned to the Bulldogs two days later. This season, Engqvist, 24, has played in nine games with the Canadiens, recording four blocked shots and seven hits, while averaging 6:51 of ice time per game.

The Stockholm, Sweden native has played 29 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, scoring 13 goals and adding 11 assists for a total of 24 points. The six-foot-one, 201-pound forward is third on the Bulldogs in scoring with 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists) in 29 games this season. Five of his goals were scored on the powerplay. Engqvist registered 69 shots on goal and displays a team-leading plus-seven differential.

Engqvist signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 13, 2009.

The Bulldogs’ will return to the ice at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3rd when they visit the Grand Rapid Griffins for the first of two back-to-back away games at Van Andel Arena.